October 20, 2011 RSS feed / Top News

Thrift shop offers bargains, provides care

MITCHELLTOWN – Suppose you could acquire a Reed & Barton silver pitcher for $20? Halloween is coming; you might want to don a bright red, fringed “flapper” dress, in excellent condition, for $15. More...

Permit for horses renewed

WARM SPRINGS — This time, there was no controversy. More...

Norfleet seeking second term

WARM SPRINGS — Larry Norfleet is hoping to win a second term as Bath sheriff. He won the position in November 2007 over five other candidates. Norfleet, 57, lives in the Pond Hill area near Warm Springs with his wife, Leta. More...

Load management conserves energy

MONTEREY — Homeowners with 40-gallon or larger electric water heaters can help hold the line on power cost hikes. More...

Help’s out there to stay warm

MONTEREY and WARM SPRINGS — Winter is a trying time of year. Cold and wet weather drives people inside their homes. The weather tends to drive up consumer energy bills. More...

Correction

Kevin Thornsbury explained his Monterey business in the proposed supermarket at Myers-Moon Road and U.S. More...

Tolson is write-in candidate

WARM SPRINGS — Ruth M. Tolson of the McClung area has decided to seek the Williamsville District seat on the Bath County School Board as a write-in candidate. More...

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Millboro Ruritan Club officers Clyde Hively and Connie Duquette stand with the food donated over the month of September from the Millboro and Goshen area churches. More...

Hollins professor to speak at BCPL

WARM SPRINGS — Professor L. Wayne Markert will be speaking on “ A Lesson Before Dying” by Ernest Gaines at the Bath County Public Library on Thursday, Oct. 27 at 7 p.m. as part of the “One Community, One Book” program. More...

Young Chef Challenge is Nov. 7

BUENA VISTA — Dabney S. Lancaster Community College and The Homestead have partnered to host the Young Chef Challenge, “Cooking Up Your Career Through DSLCC,” at the DSLCC Rockbridge Regional Center Monday, Nov. 7. More...

Special Sections

Schools

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Storyteller Ginny Neil, left, pleases the audience with a mountain tale featuring “Jack,” played by Tracy Chapman. More...

Schools recommended for national accreditation

HOT SPRINGS — Oct. 10-12, Bath County Public Schools hosted an AdvancED Quality Assurance Review Team that visited the district and its schools to evaluate the district’s adherence to the AdvancED accreditation standards. More...

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Highland Elementary School September Good Citizens were (l-r): Alexis Riggle, kindergarten; Colton Williams, first grade; Willow Whitelaw, second grade; (back row) Rachael Amirault, third grade, Kate More...

Home & Property

In loving memory: Keeping track of burial sites

MONTEREY — Fall is here; leaves are coming to rest covering forgotten cemeteries and graves throughout the area. Sometimes, the marker for a grave has fallen and the family moved far way or simply come to an end. More...

In brief ...

Highland supervisors

• Tuesday, Highland supervisorsapproved nearly all the planningcommission’s recommendations forfinal revisions to the comprehensiveplan. More...

County gives nod to Highland Center

MONTEREY — Highland County supervisors Oct. More...

Letters

Consider improving a child’s life this season

Editor, The Recorder, For the next month, you will have the opportunity to impact the life of a child somewhere in the world through the Operation Christmas Child program. More...

Williamsville supervisor supported in election

Editor, The Recorder, With the upcoming elections for Bath County Board of Supervisors on Nov. 8, I call to the attention of Williamsville Magisterial District residents to vote for Stuart Hall. More...

Past colleague recommends Bill Wagner for sheriff

Editor, The Recorder, I have known Bill (Wagner) for more than 20 years. I knew Bill when he was serving as a volunteer for the Staunton Augusta Rescue Squad and when he began work at the Staunton Police Department in 1991. More...

Opinions & Commentary

Pictorial

Marion Kober, right, and Jo Windham are two directors of the Bath Animal Welfare Foundation. More...

Powering up, power down

Is anyone surprised to learn electric bills will go up this winter? We didn’t think so. More...

Delightful tastes at the ‘new’ Gristmill

Dining Delights

WARM SPRINGS – Much is the same, yet much has changed at the Waterwheel Restaurant at the Inn at Gristmill Square. More...

Sheriff candidates square off

MILLBORO — The four candidates for Bath County sheriff highlighted their differences Tuesday night in a debate at Millboro Elementary School sponsored by the Millboro Ruritan Club. More...

Electric bills on the rise

MT. CRAWFORD — Cold temperatures in the weeks and months ahead will cost everyone more in Bath and Highland counties this winter. More...

Power out Saturday

HIGHLAND COUNTY — Shenandoah Valley Electric Cooperative announced it will have a planned power outage affecting all of its approximately 1,500 consumers in Highland County from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. this Saturday. More...

Fry hopes to be next Bath sheriff

WARM SPRINGS — Todd Fry believes he is the man to lead Bath’s law enforcement efforts over the next four years. A law enforcement officer since 1989, he lives in the Peery Hollow area with his wife of 22 years, Lisa, and son, Dillon. More...

Minetree running for sheriff in Bath

WARM SPRINGS — Pete Minetree hopes to put his military and other experiences to use as Bath County’s next sheriff. Minetree and his wife, Martha, live in the Millboro area. They have six children. More...

Plecker seeking Bath sheriff’s post

WARM SPRINGS — Bath County native Robert Plecker is hoping to become the county’s next sheriff. Plecker, 45, lives in the Warm Springs area with his wife, Jill and four sons. More...

Power co-op meets with officials

MONTEREY — Highland County residents are generally satisfied with their new electric service provider, county supervisors told Shenandoah Valley Electric Cooperative officials Oct. 13, during a get-acquainted dinner meeting at the Highland Inn. More...

Bath treasurer candidates take questions

MILLBORO — The seven candidates for treasurer in Bath fielded questions on a variety of topics related to the office last Thursday, in a forum sponsored by the Millboro Ruritan Club and held at Millboro Elementary School. More...

Virginia Tech students research coyotes in Bath

BLACKSBURG — In the famous Looney Tunes cartoon, Wile E. Coyote desperately schemes novel ways to track and catch the elusive Road Runner. More...

Photos

Ray Rogers, left, and Bobby Hodge stand with a pot of apple butter during the Eden United Methodist Church Apple Butter Festival Oct. 15. More...

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Twenty members of the Bath Senior Center boarded two vans on Sept. More...

Obituaries

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Family night held Wednesday for 2010 HHS graduate who died last week More...

Lillian Grace Mullenax

FISHERSVILLE — Lillian Grace Mullenax, 89, of Fishersville and formerly of Churchville, passed away Saturday, Oct. 15, 2011 at Shenandoah Nursing Home. More...

Phyllis L. Ballengee

STAUNTON — On Oct. 12, 2011, Phyllis Lee McCrory Ballengee was reunited with her much beloved husband, Dick, and met her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. She was surrounded by family and passed peacefully as her brother sang her into heaven. More...

Sports

Late fumble recovery saves Chargers

BUENA VISTA — Leading by six in the fourth quarter, Bath recovered a fumble on its own 1-yard line and held on to defeat Parry McCluer, 20-14, Friday night, ending a five-game losing streak. More...

Rams’ cross country places 3rd at James River

BUCHANAN – The Highland cross country team traveled to James River to face the host school, Parry McCluer and Craig County Oct. 12 in a Pioneer District meet. More...

Chargers celebrate Senior Night with win

HOT SPRINGS — The Charger volleyball team celebrated Senior Night with a 3-1 victory over James River. Three times the Knights pulled ahead, and three times the Chargers fought back to win. More...

Sheriff's Report

Sheriff’s Report

Highland County • Oct. 12 — Responded to a report of an abandoned vehicle, Bullpasture River Road. • Oct. 12 — Accompanied citizen to retrieve personal property, Spruce Street. More...

Early Files

County’s oldest voter takes pride in 68 years of ballot casting

Editor’s note: The following article was gleaned from the Nov. 17, 1988 edition of The Recorder. Palmer Stacey was publisher, and Danny Smith was editor. More...

25 years ago

October 23, 1986

• After heated discussion on the propriety of the move, the Bath County Board of Supervisors has agreed by a 3-2 vote to take over the Ashwood-Healing Springs Sanitation Commission and place it under the administration of the county’s Serv More...

50 years ago

October 19, 1961

• The Commission of Game and Inland Fisheries has announced the appointment of Ralph S. Marcum of Coeburn, in Tazewell County, to the post of game warden for Highland County. Marcum’s appointment is effective Nov. 1. More...



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